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Methadone has been used for decades to help treat heroin addiction. When taken as prescribed, methadone is a safe and effective treatment. However, methadone is often misused and can lead to addiction. Those who use methadone to overcome a heroin addiction are at a higher risk of abuse because of past opioid dependency. 

It is recommended that Methadone treatment is done under close supervision. The treatment usually includes a methadone prescription a required comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program that includes counseling and social support.

What are the Effects of Methadone?

It is important to know and recognize the signs of a Methadone addiction. Some of the signs include:

  • Hives or a rash

  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Lightheaded

  • Pounding heartbeat

  • Hallucinations 

  • Confusion

If you or a loved one is believed to be suffering from a methadone abuse or other addictions, please reach out to Sobriety Now for a consultation:  267-704 -9669



  1. Addiction Center (Methadone Addiction and Abuse)

  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admistration (Methadone)

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